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Performing rituals and sacrifices to receive blessings are a vital part of an Orlanthi clan's life. Although the gods cannot interfere physically in the lives of mortals, they can and will provide many powerful boons to their worshipers.

Learning the Rituals

It has been ages since the gods walked the earth alongside the mortals, and the proper rituals of worship have long since been forgotten. Your clan will need to sacrifice to learn each god's mysteries anew.

To do this, simply go to the magic screen (Magic icon), select the god, "Mysteries", then choose the amount of cows or goods you wish to sacrifice.

Sacrificing does not use up any magic points, but it does take up 1 turn, and, of course, whatever you decided to sacrifice.

Receiving Blessings

In order to get into the good graces of one of the gods, and receive their blessings, you must:

  • Sacrifice goods or cows to the god in question
  • Perform their heroquest

Temporary Blessings

More often than not, you will want to sacrifice to get a particular blessing, for a short period of time. If your clan knows the ritual, you can sacrifice directly to get that blessing, by selecting it instead of mysteries. Temporary blessings last 1 year (from the time you sacrificed for it).

Permanent Blessings

In order to have a blessing constantly active, you will need to build a shrine (or temple, to have several permanant blessings) to the god. Shrines support 1 permanent blessing, Temples 2, and Great Temples 3. Beware, you will not only have to pay up front to get the temple, there is also an annual maintenance cost!

List of All Known Blessings

God Blessing Description Affects Actual
Ancestors Divination Answers questions (about the land and possible curses) People
Ancestors Protection Defends against hostile spirits People
Ancestors Summons of Evil Summons ancient enemies in order to defeat them Diplomacy/War
Barntar Plowsong Allows oxen to plow more crops Crops Reduce the number of oxen needed to plow a hide from 2 to 1.6
Barntar Vigor Lets farmers work more productively Crops
Chalana Arroy Curing Hastens recovery of sick people People
Chalana Arroy Healing Hastens recovery of wounded people People
Chalana Arroy Hope Improves the people's morale People
Chalana Arroy Resurrection Restores the dead to life People
Elmal Horsefriend Prolongs the life of horses Herds
Elmal Shield Reduces the number of deaths and wounds among weaponthanes War
Elmal Steadfast Improves chances when defending War
Elmal Sun Helps ripen the crops Crops
Ernalda Bless Children Increases the fertility of women People
Ernalda Bless Crops Improves crop yield, especially of barley Crops
Ernalda Preserve Helps preserve food against spoilage Crops
Ernalda Swine Blessing Increases the fertility of sows Herds
Eurmal Bless Blesses the clan People
Eurmal Curse Curses another clan Diplomacy/War
Humakt Battle Luck Improves chance of winning a battle War
Humakt Morale Improves the ability of warriors in battle War
Humakt Oath Seals bonds between clans Diplomacy
Humakt Truesword Weaponthanes fight with the strength of two War
Issaries Market Improves the profit of the market Trade
Issaries Silvertongue Helps traders and negotiators Trade
Issaries Spare Grain Obtains extra food via trade Trade
Issaries Trading Improves the profit od trading missions Trade
Kero Fin Maternal Ward Prevents children from getting sick People
Lhankor Mhy Clan Lore Helps divine the truth People
Lhankor Mhy Divination Answers questions (about other clans) Diplomacy
Lhankor Mhy Lawspeaker Aids in legal cases; ensures that the clan mood isn't soured by unresolved disputes People
Lhankor Mhy Literacy Helps dealings with other clans Diplomacy
Malia* Cause Plague Sends a plague to another clan's tula Diplomacy/War (Dangerous)
Malia* Curing Restores sick people to health People (Dangerous)
Malia* Immunity Grants immunity from a plague People (Drangerous)
Maran Gor Blast Earth Curses another clan's fields Diplomacy/War
Maran Gor Earthblood Improves the fertility of fields when people are killed on them Crops
Odayla Friend of Yinkin Reduces food spoilage due to rats and vermin Crops
Odayla Sureshot Improves hunting yield Hunting
Odayla Tracking Helps find things Exploration/Trade
Orlanth Lightning Deals out more wounds in battle War
Orlanth Rain Helps raise crops Crops
Orlanth Thunderstone Improves the effectiveness of skirmishers War
Orlanth Woad Reduces the number of deaths and wounds among farmers War
Tarard Riel Watchfulness Improves the effectiveness of our patrols War
Uralda Calf Blessing Increases the fertillity of cows Herds
Uralda Milk Blessing Increases the yield of cows Herds
Urox Berserker Increases the chance of victory, with more deaths and wounds on both sides War
Urox Sense Chaos Helps warn against chaos incursions War
Urox Smite Chaos Improves chances of fighting against chaos War
Vinga Fyrdwomen Allows the women to defend the tula War
Vinga Pathfinder Enhances explorers Exploration/Trade

* Malia is an "evil" goddess, part of the Unholy Trio. Sacrificing to her will hurt your reputation, and may cause unintended consequences. Use her blessings with caution.

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